My daughter Lilly has Cystic Fibrosis. It is a fatal genetic disease for which there is no cure. Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short, with a median life span of 40 years.
I do not have the scientific ability to discover a cure, but I can raise money to help fund the research necessary to do so. Walking and fundraising as a member of Team Lilly is my way of fighting back - CF will not define the life of my daughter or our family. My goal is raise awareness about this devastating disease and the money necessary to fund research for better treatments and ultimately a cure.
I don't just raise money and walk for Lilly - I also walk for the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk in support of their families and friends who must watch them battle to do the very things we take for granted every day. I know that I CAN make a difference in the lives of those afflicted with CF and I will not stop fighting until my daughter is cured.
I hope that you will support me in my efforts by donating or walking with me at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides Walk on May 16, 2020 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows for Lilly and the other 30,000 American children and adults living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today or registering to walk with Team Lilly!
If you cannot attend but still want to support us, please consider attending one of our following fundraising events (please contact Holly for more details):
Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. at Evereve in Lexington Green. Come shop for a cause and Evereve will make a donation to the CFF on Team Lilly's behalf!
Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Cycle You in Lexington! Join us for a charity spin class to raise money for a cure! Sign up online at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=8737&stype=-7&sTG=50&sVT=78&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=04/09/20.
Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at Kendra Scott in the Summitt. Lilly's older sister, Olivia, would love for you to join us to celebrate her 13th birthday with jewelry shopping and fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Stop by anytime between 6-8 p.m. for drinks, dessert, and lots of jewels - just in time for Mothers Day, Derby and graduation!!
Please support me!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.
"Dum Spiro Spero."
"While I breathe, I hope."